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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution ? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)

Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution ? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)

Acupuncture : Acupuncture is a skill and some acupuncturists are truly better at their trade than others. In good hands, and coupled with chinese herbals, a patient can have really good relief from most any type of condition. The symptoms you describe, however, sound like a combination of food and environmental allergies. You may want to consider eliminating cows milk and wheat from your diet too. ...Read more

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What is aesthetic medicine? Cosmetic? Plastic?

What is aesthetic medicine? Cosmetic? Plastic?

Aesthetic Medicine: Aesthetic medicine is general a term used to refer to cosmetic, or appearance-enhancing, medicine. This can be both non-invasive, such as filler, botulinum toxin, and lasers, or invasive, such as surgery. Plastic and cosmetic surgery are often used as well. Plastic surgery also has a reconstructive aspect to it. ...Read more

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Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Is autoplasty cosmetic only?

Otoplasty cosmetic: I assume you mean otoplasty, which is "pinning" the ears back. It is considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Can montelukast become an alternative of allergens immunotherapy for perenial allergic rhinitis ?

Not really: I suggest 3 steps to controlling allergies : 1) avoid the things you are allergic to. 2) take medications to control the symptoms. 3) get 'allergy shots' (immunotherapy) to teach your body to not be "allergic" to those things (immune tolerance). Using a leukotriene antagonist control the symptoms some, but it is not the most effective medication, and is not an equal alternative to immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Any good allergic rhinitis treatments?

Cannot: Cure of allergic rhinitis will require visiting an allergist, getting tested and undergoing desensitization treatment. You can minimize some of the symptoms with otc medications but this is likely to be only marginally beneficial. ...Read more

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Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Oak are allergens? Allergy help needed please?

Pollen: If you test positive for oak on allergy testing, it is to the pollen that you are allergic. This will be in the air during the spring. It is often what causes the yellow dust on your car in the spring. ...Read more

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Do people have allergic reactions to fillers for lip augmentation? Do fillers cause allergic reactions? What is the usual reaction if you are allergic to a filler after lip augmentation? .

Do people have allergic reactions to fillers for lip augmentation? Do fillers cause allergic reactions? What is the usual reaction if you are allergic to a filler after lip augmentation?

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Allergic : Allergic reactions to lip fillers are very unusual because most current fillers are generated from recombinant dna techniques. Artefill still requires a skin test due to the collagen content. Allergic reactions may develop as a result of the a response to other minor components but this is exceptionally rare. ...Read more

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Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens ?

Are allergy drops or allergy shots available for treatment of food allergy/ or intolerance or are they only 4 treating environmental allergens

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Food allergy: Allergy drops and shots are now only administered for environmental allergies. There is ongoing research on treating food allergies with oral immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Shellfish / crustacean allergy testing safe? Costly?

Shellfish / crustacean allergy testing safe? Costly?

Consider: There are such tests, such as rast testing (radioallergosorbent testing), cost varries by lab and your insurer (if you have). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Allergic conjunctivitis?- itchy, dry eyes, alaway doesn't help. Cloudy vision. And swelling of conjunctiva. Ragweed. Hypersensitive for allergy shots.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Allergic conjunctivitis?- itchy, dry eyes, alaway doesn't help. Cloudy vision. And swelling of conjunctiva. Ragweed. Hypersensitive for allergy shots.

See allergist: There are several antihistamine eye drops you can try including one called zaditor (ketotifen) sold otc. However you may need to see an allergist if the problem continues. If you mean that you cannot tolerate allergy shots, i would urge you to get a 2nd opinion since this is quite rare. ...Read more

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Does this treatment exist or work? Allergy shots for cat allergies?

Does this treatment exist or work?  Allergy shots for cat allergies?

Yes: Allergy immunotherapy is about 80% effective. So like most medicines, it works on most people. There are also some individuals, like with any medication, that cat allergy vaccine is not effecdtive.Cat. ...Read more

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Will immunotherapy help allergic shiners?

Will immunotherapy help allergic shiners?

It can: Allergic shiners often improve with allergy treatment but not always. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

What is the best allergy medication for seasonal allergies like pollen, dust, ragweed, hay fever, dogs, cats, hamsters etc?

There are a few: Not one medicine is better than another....Everyone's system is different...Some people get better with allegra..Others with zyrtec..Others with Claritin or even benadryl (diphenhydramine). These are now over-the-counter...Try some and read the labels. If you don't feel better, see a board certified allergist (www.Acaai.Org). Good luck. ...Read more

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Would pollen (birch) immunotherapy help resolve OAS? (Apple, hazelnut, peanuts ara h8, etc)

Would pollen (birch) immunotherapy help resolve OAS?  (Apple, hazelnut, peanuts ara h8, etc)

Maybe: Will birch immunotherapy help with oral allergy syndrome? I agree with Dr. Al Hegab that the benefits are not fully understood at this point in time and immunotherapy solely for the purpose of treating OAS is not recommended. However, if you also have allergic rhinitis and/or allergic asthma symptoms, immunotherapy could improve these symptoms, and maybe symptoms of OAS. ...Read more

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How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

How effective are allergy shots for bees allergies?

Very effective: After a true bee/wasp/hornet allergy is determined, there is approximately a 40-60% chance of another systemic reaction occurring if stung again without ever receiving allergy shots. However, if a patient receives allergy shots to the specific allergic venom, the risk of another systemic reaction reduces to less than 3%. Consultation with a board-certified allergist is recommended. ...Read more

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Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Looking for nut allergies symptoms, eg, cashew allergy?

Varies: Allergic reactions varies with individuals.Some can consume cashews, while to others they are toxic.Reactions can be mild or severe. Mild reactions include nausea , vomiting, diarrhea. Skin rash and itching on the skin.The eyes , roof of mouth and throat may itch.Severe reactions include difficulty breathing, swelling to face and throat.The most dangerous is anaphylaxis.This can be fatal ...Read more

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No local allergist, what other options for determining allergies?

See below: You can keep track of the seasonality of your symptoms.Which, can help determine what you are allergic to. And, you can discuss with your provider about labs for allergy diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

Allergy: When you are allergic to one of the ingredients of the cosmetic in question, you will develop contact dermatitis. Unfortunately it is frequently difficult to identify the specific ingredient that is causing the problem, since cosmetic companies often keep their formulas secret. A dermatologist can help you do it, though, with patch testing. ...Read more

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Do you recommend allergy shots ( I have atopic dermatitis & many allergies)?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Do you recommend allergy shots ( I have atopic dermatitis & many allergies)?

See below: Allergy shots work best for allergic rhinitis and bee sting (venom) allergy. Benefit is limited for asthma. ...Read more